HILTON HEAD CHORAL SOCIETY

By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

Taking over the reins from the recently retired Tim Reynolds, who spent 20 years making the Hilton Head Choral Society one of the finest choral musical organizations in the South, might be intimidating to some.

AKINS LAW FIRM, LLC

By Barry Kaufman | Photo By Ritterbeck Photography

Dale Akins is a trial lawyer licensed in all state and federal courts in South Carolina and Georgia. He has provided legal services in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire for over 30 years and has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity among his colleagues, opponents and clients.

THE FRENCH BAKERY

Story by Barry Kaufman | Photo Supplied

There’s something a little bit…magical about The French Bakery. Maybe it’s something in the deliriously light and fluffy crepes, the savory gourmet quiche or the blissfully sweet pastries.

TOTAL DESIGN CONCEPTS TDC BUILDERS

By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

What sets Total Design Concepts apart is its full-service approach, one that brings every aspect of your remodel under one roof. Kitchen and bath design, cabinetry and more are handled by the same core group of dedicated professionals so you have peace of mind.

Hannah Anderson hired as mental health advocate at Bluffton PD

By Clay Bonnyman Evans | Photo by Madison Elrod

Law-enforcement officers potentially put their lives in jeopardy every time they make a call. Encounters with a person having a mental-health crisis can be particularly complex, time-consuming and fraught with potential for tragic misunderstanding.

1. THE SEA PINES RESORT NAMES PICKLEBALL PRO

Mick Ray was named as teaching pickleball pro at The Sea Pines Resort. A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Ray started playing pickleball in 2018, traveling and playing tournaments shortly thereafter. For The Sea Pines Resort, Ray will teach daily lessons, facilitate beginner and advanced clinics, and conduct daily round robins for all levels at the Sea Pines Racquet Club.

BY CLAY BONNYMAN EVANS | PHOTO BY RITTERBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

BLUFFTON’S JAMM WISE HAS ‘INDESCRIBABLE’ PASSION FOR THE FLORIDA GATORS

Jamm Wise is a friendly guy. So, when religious solicitors knocked on his door a few years back, Wise invited them into his Bluffton home.

One of the men looked down to see a University of Florida doormat and knew he’d stepped into a swamp. Gator gear and memorabilia — helmets, blankets, wall hangings, toys and more — were everywhere.

1. HILTON HEAD NAMES ADVISOR TO TOWN MANAGER

Benjamin Brown, a community development professional, has been named senior advisor to the Hilton Head Island town manager. Brown has 20 years of experience in community development and planning. He was director of planning and property operations for the Palmetto Dunes Property Owner’s Association, where he was involved with a $50 million capital improvements program and other priority projects.

HILTON HEAD MAN TRAVELS TO WAR ZONE TO HELP RESCUE PETS

BY TONY KUKULICH | PHOTOS BY MADISON ELROD

It’s reasonable to wonder how the co-owner of a successful dog-grooming business on Hilton Head Island found himself more than 5,000 miles from home helping animals in war-torn Ukraine.

As it turns out, the answer is remarkably simple. Jeff Prekop, who owns and manages the popular Groomingdales along with his wife, Jen, felt he was called to go there. So, he did.